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Why Omega-3 is Healthy

Omega-3 contains fats that are an essential part of any healthy diet, they keep your skin and hair healthy, and they also help regulate your body heat. Omega-3’s are very important, these fats provide great fuel for your body and they can have an impact on mental heath. These fats help the membranes of your cells stay healthy and they also help the communication between your cells to keep your organ systems running as they should. Omega-3’s help your body absorb vitamins D, E, A and K (these vitamins dissolve in fat).

The health benefits of omega-3s is that they help cells function more effectively, and they keep your systems within your body running at optimal performance. Omega-3s help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people who are at risk of this disease. A diet that is rich in omega-3s can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol, and it has been shown to improve outcomes for people with diabetes. Omega-3s can have a significant benefit that includes decreased disease activity and a lowered use of anti-inflammatory drugs.

A study showed the people with arthritis, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and migraine headaches could benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3s (these fats are good for fighting inflammation because of what happens when the body breaks them down).

Its important for women to get enough omega-3 in their diet because it helps to maintain a regular heart rhythm, reduces blood pressure, and reduces inflammation . It also helps ease menstrual pain, protects you against osteoporosis, and helps maintain your mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends women eat 1.2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day. For men, its recommended 1.6 grams.

There are a few different types of Omega-3s and they all have different health benefits and roles that play within your body. The 3 most common ones are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA (long-chain fatty acids) are critical. These are found in fish, shellfish, wild salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, tuna, and scallops. ALA (short-chain fatty acid) are found in plant-based foods such as flaxseeds, flaxseed oil, cauliflower, hummus, and collard greens. The lesser known sources of omega-3s are canola oil, walnuts, Brazil nuts, soy nuts, and algae.

Its very important that before you start taking any supplem​ents you consult your family doctor for specific recommendations or warnings based on your health status as omega supplements can thin your blood and increase the risk of bleeding when taken in high doses.

Remember, you want to keep healthy and stay healthy to protect your nervous system.

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